registration Payment by check, money order, or company money order made payable to the Mississippi Society of American Foresters. MS SAF 2008 Annual Meeting Name_______________________ Sponsors Registration Fees ______ Platinum ($500 and above) □ Senior (65 and up)............. $125 Title________________________ □ SAF Member ..................... $150 ______ Gold ($250-$499) □ Non Member ..................... $175 _____ Organization_____________ □ Student ..............................$35 ______ Silver ($101 - $249) □ Spouse Attending Banquet ....$25 Address_____________________ □ Golf ...................................$69 ______ Bronze ($100 or less) City______ State____ Zip______ □ Sporting Clays .....................$37 □ Spouses’ Tour ......................$30 Exhibitors Phone _______ Fax ___________ □ Forest Technology 101 ..........$30 Please reserve □ Late Fee .............................$25 □ One 6’ table ...................... $350 _______________ E-mail________ (if received later than March 20) □ Two 6’ tables ..................... $475 Total ................................______ We will need electricity Spouse’s Name_______________ □ yes □ no Mail registration form and Cancellation Policy Need more Information payment to: Should you need to cancel Contact Matthew Raff at your attendance, contact Chris 662.562.9664 or by e-mail at Mississippi Society of Green at 662.283.4276 or by e- matthew.raff@farmcreditbank. American Foresters mail at chrisdavidgreen@yahoo. com. c/o Chris Green com no later than March 20. 22 Mary Norman Lane Qualified substitutions may be We need contributions to the Winona, MS 38967 made for cancellations received silent auction. Please let your after March 20. chapter chair know what items you are bringing. April 1 - 3, 2008 | Tunica, MS Mississippi Society of American Foresters • P O Box 5205 • Mississippi State, MS 39762 changing times Forestry Forecast Starkville, MS Permit No. 172 PAID U.S. Postage Non-Profit Org. forestry forecast wildlife bio - fuels tree farms hardwoods alternatives mississippi society of american Foresters annual meeting | april 1 - 3, 2008 |tunica, ms changing times Bob Dylan once penned, “For the times they are a-changin’.” Never has this been truer for the forestry community than now. With accelerated technology, alternative markets for forest thinnings, and multi-use forestry considerations, this is definitely not your grandparent’s forest profession. Come to a conference for foresters, created by foresters, to see how you can keep up with these changing times. agenda tuesday, april 1 Wednesday, april 2 thursday, april 3 7:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast Welcome 8:00 a.m. Anne Coggins Breakfast Tunica Convention and Visitors Bureau SAF Council Update 8:15 a.m. Jan Davis Quality Vegetation the mississippi Delta - management return of the hardwood hardwoods 8:30 a.m. Scott Edwards Forest wildlife MS Department of Wildlife Brian Lockhart Fisheries, and Parks USDA Forest Service thinning Densities in is there a Place for Pine Plantations for herbicides in hardwood 9:15 a.m. Wildlife management management? Steve Demarais Andy Ezell Mississippi State University Mississippi State University 10:00 a.m. Break Break Forest/Wildlife selling carbon credits enterprises in enterprises in mississippi bio-fuels 10:30 a.m. mississippi Gary Clos MS SAF Executive Adam Tullos Agragate Committee Meeting Mississippi State University intrinergy - Biomass Pine straw Production Fuels Partnering in mississippi 11:15 a.m. Ron Murphey Britton Hatcher Intrinergy Mississippi State University 12:00 p.m. Golf Luncheon 12:30 p.m. First in Forestry Sporting Jim Shepard 1:00 p.m. Clays Mississippi State University tree Farms, the tree farms Forest south’s answer to 1:45 p.m. Technology Forest Certification 101 Elizabeth Sandler LandMark American Tree Farm System Systems 2:30 p.m. Break 3:00 p.m. MS SAF Annual Business 4:00 p.m. Meeting Social, cash bar, exhibits, 6:00 p.m. poster session, silent auction Awards Banquet 6:30 p.m. Reception tBa golf forest technology 101 3 CFEs The Links at Cottonwoods This class is a great overview of how to use the latest Grand Casino Tunica cruising tools, GPS, GIS, aerial photos and topos, and We will meet in the Veranda Hotel Lobby on April inventory and growth and yield software to help you be 1 at 12:00 p.m. The hotel will provide a shuttle a more professional and productive forestry consultant. service that will take us to the course. We should LandMark Systems currently works with several hundred start around 12:30. Lunch will not be provided; consultants and timber managers across the United however, there is a grill at the course where you States and specializes in developing systems that can pick up lunch. This gently rolling 18-hole Hale- increase accuracy and efficiency both in the office and Irwin-designed course recalls the feel of legendary field. LandMark staff will demonstrate how to use GPS Scottish links. in conjunction with ArcGIS databases and free, high resolution aerial photos for MS to help with cruise design sporting clays and inventory. Willows Sporting Clays Center Grand Casino Tunica continuing education credit hours We will meet in the Veranda Hotel Lobby on April Earn a total of 13 Continuing Forestry Education Hours: 1 at 1:00 p.m. The hotel will provide a shuttle 3 CFE Hours, Category 1 - Forest Technology 101 service that will take us to the course. The shoot 5 CFE Hours, Category 1 - General Session, Wednesday will start at 1:30 p.m. Bring your guns and ammo. 2 CFE Hours, Category 5 - MS SAF Annual Business We will shoot 50 rounds of excellent trap shoot- Meeting ing. Willows has 14 automated stations, each with 3 CFE Hours, Category 1 - General Session, Thursday three shooting levels to accommodate everyone from beginners to seasoned professionals. lodging Grand Casino, Veranda Hotel spouses tour 1.800.HARRAHS This tour will include lunch and a trip to the Tunica Group Code is S04SOCI River Park Museum which overlooks the Mississippi $69 per night, expires March 11, 2008 River. We will meet in the Veranda Hotel Lobby on April 2 at 11:30 a.m.
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